Hubstaff Guiding Principles

Delivering a positive employee experience centered on transparency, access, and control is a top priority.

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Built for trust and ease of use

At Hubstaff, our mission is to empower individuals and organizations to have their most productive workday. We believe software is at its best when it aligns with core values like employee privacy, work-life balance, and autonomy. Our features and services help build trust, promote well-being, and drive productivity.



Hubstaff is more than a time tracker. It offers a full suite of people analytics, workforce management, payroll solutions, and more make it one of the most versatile tools on the market. But with these capabilities and features comes the need to provide an overview of what the software is logging and tracking. That’s why we believe in product transparency.

With Hubstaff, users and managers can see start and stop times, apps and URLs used, and real-time activity data — and delete it as needed. Further, your data will never be sold to third parties.

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There’s no question about when and how Hubstaff is working. In just one click, you’ll begin tracking time and start to see notifications when you start and stop your timer, go idle, or screenshots are taken. From the Hubstaff dashboard, end users can see time worked, activity tracked, apps used, and more.

Users can gain peace of mind knowing that Hubstaff’s default settings allow them to see the same information their managers can. The second they stop their timers, Hubstaff will cease to collect new data.



Our software is all about helping companies work smarter and save time — but not at the expense of the people who make it all possible. You’ll be able to focus on improving your craft, coaching your team, and producing standout work, without micromanaging. That’s why one of our central principles is control for the end user.

We believe that software works best when it puts people and privacy first. That’s why we openly discourage leaders from focusing solely on activity without measuring outputs. Productivity isn’t about vanity metrics. It’s about producing high-quality work efficiently to help your people and business continue to grow.

Personalize Hubstaff to suit your company's preferences.

Where metrics meet morals

Manage your team your way with employee monitoring privacy settings. You’re in control of what metrics matter with customizable permissions for each team member.

  • Screenshots. Hide, blur, or remove screenshots.

  • Apps & URLs. Track apps and URLs, just apps, or disable the feature altogether.

  • Activity. See or hide rates based on employee keyboard and mouse activity.

  • Locations. Enable locations for accurate route tracking or disable them for in-office and remote teams.

  • App & URL blurring (Coming soon). Blur unproductive apps and URLs for enhanced privacy.

anti keystroke logging

Boost productivity, safeguard employee privacy

We’re strictly interested in productivity — not personal data. Hubstaff offers the option to blur Apps, URLs, screenshots, and more to help teams reach peak efficiency without compromising privacy. That also means:

  • No keystroke logging

  • No email monitoring

  • No access to cameras, webcams, video recording, etc.

Interviews and articles

Our principles in the press

CEO Jared Brown appeared on CNBC and TODAY to share our principles of transparency, access, and control. 

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